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Bus firms agree to not hike rates on the eve of Khmer New Year

Twenty-nine bus companies have agreed not to raise ticket prices on the eve of the upcoming Khmer New Year holiday after a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport yesterday morning. ...

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Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bus-firms-agree-not-hike-rates-eve-khmer-new-year

Motorcycle registrations streamlined countrywide

Motorcycle license registrations can now only be renewed at one-window service offices nationwide in a bid to streamline services.

The announcement, issued by the Transport Ministry on Wednesday, ordered provincial transport departments and ministry delegates to stop issuing motorcycle ownership cards, license plates or ownership transfer documents, and instead to delegate these tasks to the local one window service offices. ...

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Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37379/motorcycle-registrations-streamlined-countrywide/

Water utility widens revenue stream

The capital’s listed water utility inaugurated a new treatment facility yesterday that will increase its production capacity of clean water by 30 percent, and add to its revenue stream – a move likely to impress its shareholders. ...

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Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/water-utility-widens-revenue-stream

Electricity access is growing, but divide persists

Cambodia has been quickly turning on the lights for more households, but access to electricity remains significantly lower in rural areas than in cities, according to a new report from the World Bank. ...

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Matt Surrusco
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/electricity-access-is-growing-but-divide-persists-127606/

Utility bills slashed for many

The government is to standardize water and electricity rates for factory workers and students in a bid to stop them being ripped off by unscrupulous landlords. ...

 

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37293/utility-bills-slashed-for-many/

Cambodia Post hopes to deliver for e-giants

State-owned Cambodia Post plans to launch a new e-commerce company in a move to latch onto the growth of online transactions in the Kingdom and diversify its revenue streams, a company executive said yesterday. ...

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Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-post-hopes-deliver-e-giants

City Hall, Wing deal for bus tickets

Passengers using the Phnom Penh city bus service will now have a choice of buying electronic tickets through Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialized Bank – the kingdom’s leading mobile banking services provider. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37033/city-hall--wing-deal-for-bus-tickets/

Health Ministry admits shortcomings in report

The Ministry of Health acknowledged yesterday in its annual report that the quality of health care services in the Kingdom remains poor, with experts concluding that the slow improvement is due to a lack of government commitment. ...

 

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Kong Meta and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-ministry-admits-shortcomings-report

First lady: improve child healthcare

Cambodia’s first lady appealed to civil servants and health workers to improve efforts to reduce maternal and child deaths in conjunction with the National Day on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health today. ...

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35662/first-lady--improve-child-healthcare/

Cabinet approves power projects

The Cabinet of ministers approved on Friday two electricity development projects in a bid to address the increasing demand for electricity in the kingdom. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35605/cabinet-approves-power-projects/

One-window service expands

The Interior Ministry says it will create six more one-window service offices in five provinces to speed up delivery of public services and eliminate unofficial fees. ...

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Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35566/one-window-service-expands/

PM creates complaints office

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced the creation of a sub-national administrative office to collect complaints from concerned citizens and forward them to the appropriate institutions. ...

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Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35574/pm-creates-complaints-office/

Social services to be improved

The government, Hagar International and Save the Children are teaming up to address the country’s lack of social workers, hoping to beef up the social service sector and deal with the growing number of children in residential care facilities – informally known as orphanages. ...

 

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Jonathan Greig
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35326/social-services-to-be-improved/

Practice for grade-12 test goes online

The Ministry of Education next week will launch a new online system for students to practice for the high-stakes grade-12 national exam, though one observer noted it would do little to help students who lack internet access. ...

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Sen David and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/practice-grade-12-test-goes-online

Electric proposal Usage-based plan to lower power rates

Cambodia's electricity regulator is set to roll out seven new plans designed to reduce electricity fees beginning in April and through 2020, with some fees dropping as low as 480 riel per kilowatt hour. ...

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Yesenia Amaro and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/electric-proposal-usage-based-plan-lower-power-rates

Minister plans railway for workers

The Labor Ministry is considering constructing a railway line connecting Phnom Penh and select provinces to special economic zones (SEZ) or industrial areas in response to the high number of road accidents involving commuting workers. ...

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34978/minister-plans-railway-for-workers/

Online vehicle registration and driving tests launched

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport officially launched a pair of new websites yesterday that will allow Cambodians to register their vehicles as well as take the written portion of their driver’s exam online. ...

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Sen David and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/online-vehicle-registration-and-driving-tests-launched

Water authority overcharges village residents

Representatives for nearly 50 families protested yesterday asking the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) to rectify a clerical error that led to high monthly water bills for residents of two communities. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34915/water-authority-overcharges-village-residents/

New public bus service to province

Kampong Speu province will be the second place after Phnom Penh to launch a public bus service after an agreement between the provincial authority and Brickston Cambodia on Wednesday.

Provincial governor Vei Samnang said: “We cannot confirm the specific date because we need to process the documents, and there will be tests using the first 20 buses.” ...

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34817/new-public-bus-service-to-province/

Ambitious arts trial seeks to spark Cambodia’s creativity

A five-year pilot program is being created to integrate arts and culture into public schools throughout the country, and may help Cambodians develop a better understanding of their roots and the creative ability to take on global challenges. ...

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Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ambitious-arts-trial-seeks-to-spark-cambodias-creativity-123982/

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